Storyboek by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, a Proper Introduction!

We decided it was time for a proper introduction! Storyboek by Jay-Cyn Designs is our upcoming collection for Birch Fabrics 100% Organic. Due this July 2011.

This collection is inspired by my favorite verse from Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses", "Foreign Lands".  A tale that shows how our imaginations can take us on trips near or far, and remind us of the beauty that lies just before our eyes, in this case from within a cherry tree.

Storyboek, the Dutch spelling is a collection that is near and dear to me, because it's one I've been dreaming of since I was a little girl. I was always fond of tales that included travels to far away places and when I was five I was a dutch girl for Halloween wearing wooden clogs and all. I still have the wooden clogs sitting on a shelf on my desk as a reminder of that day.

My husband, Jason and I designed this collection together, just like Avalon, except Storyboek was all hand drawn first and it took a very long time, not only to draw, but then to narrow down the prints. At one point there were more than 20 total! You'll see elements of some of the prints we had to let go of in the cheater prints. It was a lot of fun, because we both took on different elements, so the whole collection really is a compilation of both our efforts.

The group consists of 14 prints, 7 for the girls and  7 for the boys, but the best part is that all 14 prints coordinate perfectly together so that you may quilt with all prints, and in the soft neutral palette there is something for everyone! I can picture a wonderful combination of these prints in a shared room between brother and sister.

We've used the same premium GOTS certified organic cotton, printed with low impact dye that we've used for Beach Mod, Marine, and Avalon. The fabric is so soft and smooth and with a higher thread count than the traditional quilting cottons on the market, for those of you have felt it in person, you know what I mean, it's like butter baby!

We hope you will view this collection as a trip back to those storybooks that you love ever so much and can now share with your little ones too!

Storyboek will be available in July @

Field Flowers SB-01 Cream

Field Friends SB-05 Coral

Field Friends SB-05 Shroom

Field Stroll Cheater SB-04

Field Stroll Main SB-06 Cream

Woodcut Floral SB-03 Sky
Cobblestone Stripe SB-02 Coral
Bubble Stripe SB-10 Fresh

Gone Fishin' Cheater SB-07

Gone Fishin' Main SB-12 Cream

New School SB-08 Sun

Whale Watch SB-09 Shroom

Whale Watch SB-09 Sky
Seahorses SB-11 Sun


Stevens Family said…
Oooh, I love all the pieces. Fantastic!
Jennifer Ladd said…
Very pretty! You did a great job on these. Congratulations!
Beautiful! Love these prints, so delicate and tell a sweet story.
Anonymous said…
It is a fabulous collection... and a lovely story too :)
Unknown said…
This line is simply lovely! I have a 100% dutch husband (and now a 50% dutch daughter :) and we both did our undergrad in Holland, MI, so it definitely wins me over!
Amazing - the color and the print just make me smile!
SeamedUP said…
lovely. I wish you hadn't cut down on the no. of prints! I want them all:)

Allison said…
Honestly I gasped when I saw these. My poor husband thought something was wrong. I am in love! Cruel you for making us wait until July
Leslie said…
I love the muted colors and the sweet simplicity of the designs.
Anonymous said…
Quilted by Karen said:

They are truly gorgeous. And organic! Yeah! Congratulations! I can't wait until it's time to buy.
julochka said…
so exciting! so wonderful to create something together! it's lovely and delicate and does echo the stories of childhood. well done! i can't wait!!
ScrapnQuiltMesa said…
Ahhh! I'm welling up here, seriously! I'm going on Scrap hiatus and attacking quilting again! For allergy reasons we are strictly O fabric for my son! I can't wait to do some shopping!!!
vanDoor said…
I love your collection!
And, as a Dutch girl, I like the spelling aswell!
Colette said…
oh my what a lovely collection! i heart everything about it...the design, colors, the organic fabric! do we really have to wait until july???
Lauren said…
These are PERFECT! I am thinking up nursery ideas for the two children we are adopting, but don't know the gender yet. I love how neutral all these pieces are and think they would be lovely for both boys and girls- a rare thing!
ashlee said…
I love the prints!! The colors are perfect!
joan said…
THis is a fantastic collection. I want it NOW!
Madame Parfait said…
Love love love the "Gone Fishing" print!
This is a beautiful collection. I'll be looking for it!
P.S. My word verification was "valises." Isn't that the same thing as a suitcase? For traveling to far-away places?